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EQ/boost=>Synth or Synth=>EQ/boost?? (chain question)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by parrott, Jan 15, 2003.


  1. My Akai Deep Impact synth finally got delivered today, and it's fantastic!

    Situation; it requires a certain input level in order to work, which you set with a dial in the front. Too loud or quiet and it doesn't track properly.
    Thing is, my passive bass is soooo much quieter than my active one, so setting the imput level for one means the other is totally out. And I often have to switch basses in the middle of sets.

    Also, I want an EQ pedal for using with the passive one, because it needs it and the active doesn't.

    I know I can boost the level of a bass with the level dial on the EQ pedal, so that when the pedal is on, for one bass, it'll be EQing and boosting it, and when the pedal is off, then the signal goes through without change.

    Questions; Should I put an EQ before the synth? Will EQing the signal affect how the synth tracks? And what EQs have a true bypass?